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Pianist to mark centennial of Scott Joplin’s death with concert at Germano’s
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:10:00 PDT

When he died on April 1, 1917, in a New York hospital from complications of syphilis, Scott Joplin was not yet 50. Financial troubles and artistic disappointments — especially over his inability to drum up interest in his opera, “Treemonisha” — marked the composer’s last years.

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